In late 2006, I sold my Mexican Fender Starburst Jazz Bass to an artist in New York. He didn’t care that I didn’t have an amp for him to test it on, and told me he needed it for an art installation in Lyon about the Who. He neglected to mention that the bass would be destroyed– he must not have known that I’d have given him a discount for that.
Incidentally, the artist, Christoph Draeger, created a series of works about disasters like plane crashes. One of his works features a plane crash that happened in the early 60s about a block from my apartment, where he bought the bass from me.